Ask Angela: My mother's makeup doesn't look good; how do I help?

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  • bountifulmomofsix BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Jan. 21, 2013 3:19 p.m.

    For some, lipstick IS a huge thing. It isn't just for old ladies. You know your mom best and you will figure out what her most important thing is. I think the advice from Angela is very kind and thoughtful. I hope that the daughter follows it.

  • Serenity Manti, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 7:34 a.m.

    There comes a time in life when the eyesight isn't as good as it used to be. Some women can put on makeup and think that they look glamorous but instead they look goby with heavier makeup, darker eyes, and redder lips than they would have worn when they could still see well. Perhaps this mom's new look is because her eyes are failing and she can't see what she is actually putting on her face.

  • AskAngela SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 2:46 p.m.

    Yes, mascara is my "insta-pretty"! But my mom loves her lipstick!

    Check out to see our first video regarding this post! Daughters respond with some of the tips they have given their moms in the past. :)

  • Jillian West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    My daughter wisely told me to stop wearing elastic waist pants. She was right. I got a size nailed down and then reduced it by losing weight.

    Daughters and Mothers can be the best allies and friends as they mature. I love my three girls and the variety and spice they add to my life.

    I once heard in a self improvement talk-lecture-series (and it was a man talking) "even old barns are prettier with a fresh coat of paint", he said. I was not offended by the remark and I've never forgotten it.

    My mother was a woman of class. We lived a very rural 25 miles from town and she never left the house in less than a dress, hose, heels, and handbag, when I was growing up. She was always something to look at and my Dad loved it!

  • KinCO Fort Collins, CO
    Jan. 19, 2013 9:37 a.m.

    "Moms love lipstick"??? MY mom loved lipstick--but she's 82. Lipstick was the essential beauty product in the 40s and 50s when she was a young woman. Those of us who were young women in the late 60s-80s saw mascara as our essential beauty product. No one wore lipstick, or if they did, it was pretty pale. So start with the eyes--they are likely the spot where the makeup looks harsh anyway.